Document for August 1st:
Check for the Purchase of Alaska
On August 1, 1868, the United States purchased Alaska from Russia with this check for $7.2 million. For less than 2 cents an acre, the United States acquired nearly 600,000 square miles.
On January 3, 1959, Alaska became the 49th state.
Read more at Our Documents...
Share, comment and suggest new documents at the Today's Document Tumblr Blog